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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Alaverdian to Fight in Mexico on April 3

Super flyweight David Alaverdian is scheduled to face Daniel Pacheco at Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Mexico on April 3. Both boxers have had all their fights take place in Mexico.

Alaverdian is 2-0 with two first round stoppages. Slick defensively, Alaverdian has shown power early in his career. He often focuses on a hellacious body attack. The 27-year-old's last fight came over a year ago just before the pandemic shut everything down.

Pacheco (4-5, 2 KOs) is a bit of a step up for Alaverdian, who fought more-experienced but winless opponents in his first two fights. The 25-year-old is from nearby Culiacan, about a three-hour drive from Los Mochis, which is also located in the state of Sinaloa. Almost all of Pacheco's fights have been in his hometown.

Pacheco started his career in 2016 and lost four of his first five fights. He has won three out of his last four, an unusual turnaround for a boxer. Nicknamed Woku, Pacheco has two losses to Jose Javier Torres, who was undefeated both times they met. He also lost to Jose Alejandro Burgos, who was 7-1 at the time. The loss to Burgos and the second defeat to Torres were the only two times Pacheco has been stopped, both in the first round.

In his second pro fight, Woku lost to Javier Cruz Alvarez, who was 0-2 at the time. Pacheco avenged that loss the next year- in 2018- by way of fourth round TKO. Pacheco won twice in 2019, a fourth round TKO over 1-0 Bryan Ayala in July and a slightly troubling majority decision victory over 0-7-1 Jose Ivan Lopez Sotelo (who has won twice since).

Alaverdian is the naturally bigger man. He has fought as a super flyweight in his career while Pacheco has fought mostly at light flyweight. BoxRec lists this bout at flyweight. Pacheco is more experienced. He's fought two six-rounders and has swapped punches in 34 rounds for money. David has fought a grand total of four minutes and 55 seconds as a prizefighter. This one is scheduled for four rounds.

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